February 15, 2011 Subject:
The Unexpected Guest (My Little Margie).
Season 4, episode 21.
Original air date: 19 January 1955.
Cast: Willie Best (harlie), Charles Farrell (Vern Albright), Dom Hayden (Freddie Wilson), Clarence Kolb (George Honeywell), Donald MaBride (Mr. Withers) and Gale Storm (Margie Albright).
It is not funny at all; it is a pity.
January 3, 2010 Subject:
response to bestpbx
The word "boy" is used exactly TWICE within the first couple minutes of the episode by two different much older men addressing a younger one (Charlie) who just happens to be black. Both treat him with kindness, with no hint of racism and they both tip him well. Looks like someone didn't get pass the beginning or that word; the character does not appear thereafter, so the perceived "offense" does not occur "throughout".
The Allbrights impersonate servants in the episode, and are treated far worse, at least at first.
The mistaken identities and duel roles played by three of the characters are expertly done. Tightly constructed story, well presented, very entertaining. The flea powder scene is especially amusing. Enjoy!
July 8, 2009 Subject:
yet another reviewer who needs to get a life
preferably on another site
July 3, 2009 Subject:
Use of the word "boy".
Highly offensive. And, the fact that they use the term over and over is especially offensive.